External Reference Group


Dr Lia Ali – Kings College and Channel 4

James Baker – Psychiatric Decisions Unit, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Mike Catton – Chief Operating Officer, Healios

Em Clayton – Early Intervention Support Worker, Bradford District Care Trust

Dr N Dissanayka – Consultant Psychiatrist – Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Rosie Drage – RMN, Clinical Lead Nurse Manager – Langley Green Hospital, Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust , and Co-Lead PPiMH Mental Well-being of Staff Special Interest Group

Lesley Dougan – Counsellor/Psychotherapist – Alder Centre, Liverpool

Beth Ford – Mental Health Service User – Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust

Lara Ferguson – MH Campaigner and Advisor at the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health

Sharon Gilfoyle – Head of Recovery/Inclusion – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust

Jen Holling – Transformation and Improvement Lead, Northamptonshire Health NHS Foundation Trust

Kev James – Peer Consultant and Change Agent – Norfolk

Marsha McAdam – MH Influencer with lived experience – Manchester

Jane McGrath – CEO – We Coproduce – London

Clare Neill – Communications Manager – Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Reena Panchal – ST5  Psychiatrist trainee – Covernry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust

Cristina Serrao –  Patient Director and Lived Experience Ambassador – London

Adam Smith –  Assistant Director and Mental Health Nurse – Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Jane Street

Kate Ward – Allied Health Professional, Occupational Therapist, Practice Learning Facilitator  and Rainbow Lead – Leeds and York Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Leanne Walker – CAMHS Expert by Experience – Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Advisor – Royal College of Psychiatrists

Glenn Westrop – Deputy Chief Allied Health Professional – Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust

Liz Williams –  Service Director, Avon and Wiltshire MH Partnership NHS Trust


More names to be confirmed shortly